OK, so yesterday I noticed a couple of the spots in my mouth and a nice new bruise on my arm, I was supposed to continue the taper and go to 25mg of prednisone. I was contemplating a visit to the Dr. but then the postie arrived with my Ayurvedic medicine, I had ordered the Maharishi Amrit Kalash in both paste (nectar) and tablet form. This is what the founder of the Platelet support group Joan(I think her name is) took. You can read about her story if you look for it on this site. I found it really encouraging.
Yesterday I stayed on 30mg of prednisone and started taking the Ayurvedic medicines, I also was rinsing my mouth and swallowing the Colloidal silver By last night the spots in my mouth were nearly gone and this morning they have completely disappeared. Wise or not, I have restarted the taper and am now on 25mg of prednisone for the next week.
The literature said the Auyrvedic medicine should take about 10 days to take effect so by the date of my next blood test (26 Apr) I should get a good indication as to whether it is taking effect.
I encourage everyone to look for joans story (i will look for the link) and have a read. It was as I said before, Really encouraging Oh positive/supportive comments are gratefully recieved
I got off Prenisone (low dose 2.5mg) about 1 month. In that month, I took Vitamins B-complex and CAL MAG D (Armway company) 2 times a day for 15 days. In 15 days later, I took OMNIPLUS 3 times a day before meal, and B-complex,CAL MAG D 1 times a day. No prednisone in these 15 days. I try to use natural medicine as much as posible. If it works, we will feel it or see results through CMBs.
I began to use YARROW (in pill form) on Sunday 4/1/12 without accompanying with Omniplus to see the effect of only Yarrow.
The blood test result came out yesterday which is 21K. My hematologist said it was low, and she wanted me to take 60mg Prednisone. I started to take it yesterday 4/3/12 (Tuesday); also I take Yarrow 2 times a day (each time 2 pills). Let's see the result comes out next week when I take blood test this saturday.
Thanks for your reponse.
Please be careful with the Yarrow, I also have this as a tea. I am aware that too much can be toxic to the body and so should not be taken for more that two weeks at a time without a break. Perhaps you might like to take every second day or take for one week then have a week off just to give your body a break.
I found pages that had quite serious side effects for people who took yarrow for too long without a break. I am supportive of you taking the yarrow but just want you to be aware of possible side effects.
I hope your blood test will comes up with a higher platelets count...I think it will since you are on Prednisone...but I also would think you should take the natural treatments with your doctor´s approval & on the appropiate dosis, because they can be toxic if taken otherwise. The ITP condition many times is due to an inmunologic reaction to a chemical substance, so, it´s better to keep that under control. Do not add many substances to the petri dish...your body!
It depends on whether you have the yarrow warm or cold as to what it will help you with.
LARGE amounts of yarrow might slow blood clotting.
Yarrow might cause sleepiness and drowsiness
Yarrow might increase stomach acid
In large doses, yarrow may cause diarrhea, drowsiness, or excessive urination.
There may occasionally develop an allergy or rash in people who take yarrow
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